Former QPR chief Gianni Paladini hopes to close the takeover of Birmingham City inside the next ten days.

The news comes as the group were granted permission to look through the books of parent company, Birmingham International Holdings Limited.

"We want to get a deal done very soon," said former QPR chairman Paladini.

"I am hopeful that we can get something agreed within the next 10 days.

"We have spent a lot of money trying to get this completed and are looking through the books. We are keen to get it all sorted by the end of next week."